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Dr. Maxine Cartwright

Psychiatry
Newtown, CT
34 years experience

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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maxine Cartwright
Psychiatry 34 years experience
The latter is best: You have insomnia, so besides prn ambien (zolpidem) and Klonopin, please consider avoiding caffeine, going to bed at the same time each night, and unplugging- TV included-an hour before you wish to sleep. Warm showers/baths will also help at night, and give you a jump start in the morning. Thank you, and rest well.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maxine Cartwright
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes: I recommend you take Zyban as directed, unless you are having side effects from it. If you were on more than 50mg Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) increase Zoloft (sertraline) dose by 50mg/week. An on line support group for smoking cessation may be helpful alternative to Zyban.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maxine Cartwright
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Panic attacks, or ..: S- have you been diagnosed with panic? O- it has been my experience that many people call anxiety "panic attacks". There are many causes for anxiety. Medical issues, life stress, and depression to name a few. A-Anxiety, etiology unknown P-Consider getting lab work including a thyroid profile. There may be underlying reasons for your anxiety (trauma?) which may need to be addressed. Thanks you

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1987MD
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